Here's a small book about that most notorious of the early gear pioneers. Jack Stephenson, an aerospace engineer by trade, began experimenting with high-tech, super-lightweight packs, tents and sleeping bags in the late 1950s. His designs and his catalogs were often controversial. His company is still at it in 2013, a small custom company based in New Hampshire. This book is different than my previous four books. This one is smaller, shorter, has only a few images, and is all in black & white. It's also a great deal less expensive. Its content is mostly based on interviews I did with Mr. Stephenson, Wayne Gregory and others during the mid-late 1990s.